Affordable Care Act has Exciting Impacts on Design

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Affordable Care Act has Exciting Impacts on Design
In her latest healthcare column, Jane Rohde looks at ways the Affordable Care Act is helping to bridge gaps between practitioners along the continuum of care—and what designers can do to improve things further.

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Design Connections
We’re less than 7 weeks away from Design Connections 2015! Be sure to check out the latest agenda updates as we unveil our great line-up of speakers and panelists. And if you’ve submitted a request to attend, don’t forget to return your completed application form. We will be selecting all 2015 attendees by the end of the month.
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Universal Accessibility on a Budget
As we think about the continuum of care, it’s important to remember the ultimate goal of bringing patients back home comfortably. Check out this video to see how LineSync Architecture Principal Joseph Cincotta brought universal accessibility to the home of skier–turned–cinematographer Riley Poor, who suffered a spinal cord injury in 2009. (Video produced by Chibi Moku)
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What Makes Primary Care Valuable?
With support from the Peterson Center on Healthcare, Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Team set out to determine exactly what it is that makes high-quality, low-cost healthcare providers so successful. The group found that these centers fostered deeper patient relationships, had wider interactions with the healthcare system, and were organized around a team-based practice. Read on to learn more about the 10 sub-findings, which have some serious implications for the design of healthcare work environments as well as patient environments.
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“People don’t go to the hospital to dine, do they?”
The MaineGeneral Hospital has received a great amount of attention after its Integrated Project Delivery Team (including SMRT, TRO/Jung Brannen, Inc., HP Cummings Construction Company, and Robins & Morton) completed the facility 10 months under schedule while returning approximately $20 million in value-added savings. Now, a bit of light-hearted fare, as two of Maine’s favorite foodie bloggers visit the facility’s Peter Alfond Cafeteria, where you can have your cake and eat it too.
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Visa Lighting
Check out this video from Visa Lighting to learn about their SERENITY™ luminaires. Designed for medical and long-term care facilities, these fixtures are equipped with separately switched reading, ambient, and exam lighting.
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